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When I bought the 82 the P/O told me the original radio/cb didnt work and that he had just added an am/fm cassett player in the left side pocket of the faring... I took the faring a part because there were some loose rattelings going on, I discovered that he had cut the wire harness to the original radio so close to the plug that I will need a new wire harness to ever test it/repair it. Does anyone have any great ideas how or where to mount a c b? I would like to have the original back, but doubt I ever will, in the mean time, where can you mount one and what type should I use?I know the ones for motorcycles are hands free, but dont know much more than that..
 

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Really? no body has any thought's or ideas???

In this crowd there is no body with a comment??
 

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can you tell me what radio you have ? it could be a type 1 or a type 2 . a pic would tell us real quick.
 

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I didnt know there were 2 types.... what are the differences?? what determines type 1 or 2?
 

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ive had quite a few here that were not hands free but had 5 pin or 8 pin hand held mics with aftermarket cbs and factory cbs. just a thought if that makes it easier. JB
 

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Yes jb thank you,so you dont think it would look goofy to just put a regular cb on the bike with a hand held mic?
 

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I didnt know there were 2 types.... what are the differences?? what determines type 1 or 2?
type 1---feq display is on control . type 2 feq displaye is on a pod monted between spearkes . type 1 is not expanedable . type 2 can be expanded to include cb/intercom/tape deck . type 1 is monted on the left inside the fairing. type 2 is monted on the right side in the fairing (radio part) . this is just off the top of the gray matter , as i recall it.
 

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I would have type 1 then, it's mounted on the left, no display, but does have radio controls on it'sright and cb on it's left, all one piece of corse, but they look like they will come apart seperatly???
 

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Has any one tried to replace the original radio with an upgrade???
 

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I switched to XM and mp3 with a amp in the fairing. Didn't need the cb and all that nest of wiring that goes with the stock units. JR
 

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That would work great, If the original radio worked.........
 

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Since your original radio doesn't work, you might consider an aftermarket intercom system. The easiest and best looking system I think is the J&M handlebar mounted CB system, but it ain't cheap.
http://www.jmcorp.com/ProductDetail.asp?ProductID=JMCB-2003-DU&PF=38
It requires mounting hardware, headsets and an antenna too.

The least expensive option, that is a ready made kit,is what I was using on my 1200, assuming you want an intercom & stereo functionality too. I was using the Motocomm Riderlink system and a handheld CB. If you do a search for Motocomm on the forum you will see the info I posted about it. It will save reposting it here. For the price it was a decent system.

If you don't care about having an intercom or stereo Motocomm also makes headsets that plug right into the handheld radio and also have the handlebar mounted push to talk button. They're around $50. Here's one of the versions.

A little higher priced option is the Autocom systems. They are like the Motocomm but are supposed to be higher performance, but I've never tried one personally.

Air Rider also has a few products. I have not had the opportunity to try their stuff either.

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Thanks every one for the help, and ideas.... Do you think I should just try to rebuild the original?Not that those ideas weren't good ones, but to get what i want out of it, I will have to go with Jluv's idea. Just wondering if it wouldn't be just as cheap to rebuild the thing/??:cheeky1:
 

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Thanks every one for the help, and ideas.... Do you think I should just try to rebuild the original?Not that those ideas weren't good ones, but to get what i want out of it, I will have to go with Jluv's idea. Just wondering if it wouldn't be just as cheap to rebuild the thing/??:cheeky1:
Might be. As I remember, Sierra repairs any of the componants for a flat fee per componant, like $99. Your plug might be the biggest issue. If it is a permanent part of the fairing harness, you might be better off getting a harness, then cutting off the plug you need but leave plenty of wire to splice into the harness currently in the bike.

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I might just try that John, I think the wire harness was only $12.00, if they REALLY have it in stock :DAt least I would be able to trouble shoot it if I did that.......

I'm just not that excited about rewireing the whole harness
 

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the above is a type 2 radio lay out.
 

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If your 11 was like my 12, there was never much wire to start with. Less than an inch to that plug. I soldered some 6" extensions to mine. Not easy to do down in that pocket but if I can do it...

And ditto on the J&M. Their handlebar mount CB is the cat's meow.
 

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What does the center part of the fairing above the speedo/tach gauges have? If you do not have anything there, you could get a cycle sound unit that will house thestereo with 2 - 4" speakers. As far as the CB, I use the J-M CB 2003-DU. It is great. It has an intercom, NOAA channel and you can buy a radio harness that will wire into the stereo to put the stereo in the headset. Their headset speakers have great sound. The stereo, CB, and intercom ALL have seperate volume controls on J&M 2003-DU. Here are some pic's of my bike with a cycle sound and the CB. I know where a cycle sound is for sale so if you decide to go that route PM me and I will get a price for you.
 
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